MTS celebrates 34 years in business

The company was founded in 1986, as Municipal Tanker Services, serving domestic cess customers in the Medway area.

Today we employ more than 400 people across our network of depots, located in Kent, Sussex, Hampshire, Surrey and Leicestershire.

We continue to provide a comprehensive service to domestic and commercial customers without mains drainage, with the majority of our fleet of smaller tankers based at MTS Ashford in Kent.

Over the years the company has grown to become a key supplier to the water utility industry and our customers include Southern Water, Thames Water, South East Water, Severn Trent Water and Cappagh Browne Utilities Ltd.

Steve Gilson, Managing Director, said; “MTS remains a family business and we are grateful to our founders Keith and Brian Crust for establishing and building this company. In these extraordinary times we are very fortunate to have felt little impact, due to our key worker status within the waste industry. This has enabled us to maintain our employment levels and the living standards of our staff.”

Steve continued; “Many of our people have been with MTS for many years and some have joined more recently, we really do appreciate every member of the team for the work they do. The Chairmen, Shareholders, Directors and their families would like to thank all who have supported MTS over the first 34 years – you are all in our thoughts.”

Read more about MTS in the latest statement from our Chairman.

Founder and Chairman Keith Crust is pictured above with Steve Gilson, Managing Director. Also with Antony Crust (CEO) and Allen Crust (Executive Director) at the anniversary celebrations on 11 August 2020.

Why choose MTS?

  • 24/7 Reliability 01634 250326

    There is always someone to take your call - Our field service teams operate round the clock every day of the year.
  • Rapid response

    With hub depots throughout the region, we operate a highly flexible scheduling system. We instruct our nearest available tracked field service for the quickest response.
  • Competent first time fix

    Our fully qualified and experienced teams use high performance equipment to fix problems first time with no need for back up resources or second visits. We ensure the optimum solution for your needs.
  • Extensive range of waste solutions

    Our waste management services are available for both individual jobs and more complex packaged solutions. We offer a one-stop shop whatever your requirements and we are continuing to expand our range of services through innovation and investment.
  • Experienced and qualified team

    All management and staff receive full training and are qualified to demanding industry standards in their specialised disciplines. MTS invests in its people and, with low staff turnover, retains a considerable depth of experience to ensure Customers receive the best service. Email our team today at
  • Full QUENSH management systems

    MTS operates an integrated management system comprising the individual accreditations for ISO 9001 (Quality), 14001 (Environment) and 18001 (Health and Safety). Certified and regularly audited for compliance by BSI Customers are assured of rigorous processes and procedures supporting front line service delivery
  • Trusted service provider

    MTS is entrusted by major water companies across Southern and South East England to work safely to the highest performance standards under stringent environmental and financial control. Rail, airport and highway agencies similarly demand safe and secure services from MTS for the maintenance of critical infrastructure with minimum risk to the travelling public


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